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FUTURE CONFERENCES

Year
Dates
Location Venue
Chair
2021 Tuesday, June 1 – Friday, June 4, 2021 Washington, DC Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill TBD
2022 Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3, 2022 Seattle, WA
Hyatt Regency Seattle TBD
2023 Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2, 2023 Washington, DC Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill TBD
2024 Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31, 2024 Washington, DC Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill TBD

The SPR Annual Meetings are held during the week of the Memorial Day holiday because the hotel guest room rates are lower than earlier in May or later in June. The 2020 and 2021 SPR Annual Meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. The 2022 SPR Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Seattle, Seattle, WA. The SPR Board of Directors has planned the annual meetings at these locations for several reasons. These Hyatt hotel properties provide very suitable facilities for the SPR annual meetings. Due to the size of the annual meeting which draws approximately 800 – 900 attendees all conference programs and activities can be held in the hotel property. This provides a conducive atmosphere and physical space for networking. The meeting room quantities and sizes provide ample space for the Tuesday, pre-conference workshops and the presentations held during the Wednesday through Friday conference program. In addition to the plenary sessions which are held in the largest meeting room that can accommodate 600 people there are 14-15 concurrent sessions that take place over the three day conference. The concurrent session meeting rooms can accommodate 50 to 125 people. Each hotel also has a large space for the three evening poster sessions that can accommodate up to 100 poster presentations per session. Each Hyatt property also has the audio visual equipment and staffing requirements to hold a successful annual meeting of SPR’s size. The locations of these two hotels in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA are convenient for U.S. and international travelers.  The Washington, D.C. hotel located on Capitol Hill is near Union Station and the Metro is convenient for DHHS staff to attend, as well as, federal policy makers and administrators. The Seattle, WA hotel is located in downtown Seattle which is convenient to the Seattle Airport and public transportation and a wide range of restaurants and points of interest that are within walking distance.  Both hotels are in jurisdictions with a smoke-free policy for public spaces. Additionally, by booking multiple years at Hyatt Hotels SPR can negotiate competitive hotel guest room rates and meeting room and food and beverage costs.